ARE THE COURTS NOT BEING CONGESTED WITH LAND DISPUTES

Section 192 of  the Constitution establishes a Land Commission and ordered the National Assembly to come up with an Act to guide its functions.

Special Commissions are established to decongest courts. Foroyaa wants to know why the Land Commission has still not taken over most Land disputes with the view to settle them.

Over the years, over half a million people have moved to the Kanifing administrative area and the West Coast Region. Many traditional land owners have sold their traditional holdings to people who do not hesitate to lease the properties.  Many sold their properties at a time when few knew the value of landed property. In some cases only few family members gain benefits. This gave rise to family feuds and attempts by deprived family members to resell what has been sold by other family members.

Foroyaa will contact the Ministry for Regional Administration to find out how far the efforts have gone to put the Land Commission into full operation after the promulgation of the Act.